How to become a
Zumba® Instructor

Sign up for training
Choose how to take your Instructor Training: Livestream, On-Demand, and In-Person trainings are now available.
Get Your License
As soon as you complete your training, you'll be licensed to start teaching Zumba® classes.
Join the Zumba® Instructor Network
With the best teaching tools + resources at your fingertips, ZIN™ ensures your success as a Zumba® Instructor.
What you'll get
With your Zumba® Instructor Training, you'll get everything you need to salsa into instructor success.
License to Teach
Once you complete your training, you will receive your license and can start teaching wherever and whenever you'd like!
The Zumba® Formula makes the Zumba® program unique and revolutionary in the fitness world. The combination of three elements to the formula results in a special, new, and dynamic fitness experience!
Skill Building + Education
Learn, grow, and have some freakin' FUN! You'll walk away understanding the Zumba® Basic Steps, choreo, cueing, and much more.
World Class Support
Whether your training is online or in-person, you'll have access to a Zumba® Education Specialist to guide you every step of the way.

Make money doing what you love

Whether you’re looking for a career change or just to make some extra income, Zumba is the right move.

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Zumba® Instructor Network
ZIN™ is a monthly membership program created to give you ongoing support and tools for success. You’ll get everything you need to take your instructor career to the next level.
What you get
License to Teach Indefinitely
Monthly Music + Choreo
Exclusive Instructor Apps
Global Community Support
What Instructors Are Saying
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a Zumba® instructor?

The first step is to attend a Zumba® Basic 1, Jump Start Gold™ or Jump Start Kids & Kids Jr.™ Instructor Training. For your convenience we offer the Zumba® Basic 1 Instructor Training in 3 different formats: Livestream, In Person and On demand. For Jump Start Gold™ and Jump Start Kids + Kids Jr.™ Instructor Trainings, we offer an In Person and a Livestream format. There are no prerequisites to becoming a Zumba® Instructor, although a fitness or dance background is always a plus. Anyone 18 years or older (ages 15-17 with parental consent) may take a Zumba® Instructor Training.

What is the difference between Livestream, In Person and On Demand Trainings?

You can get the same Zumba® Basic 1 Instructor Training experience no matter what format you choose! They all have the same great content, opportunities to practice, connection with a Zumba® Education Specialist who is there to support you, and a license to teach upon completion! The only difference is how you choose to learn. Zumba® Basic 1 In Person is a one-day*, in person training at a location near you! Zumba® Basic 1 Livestream is one-day*, interactive training taught in real time through Zoom by a Zumba® Education Specialist. Zumba® Basic 1 On Demand is an online training that includes 10 hours of premium content broken up into 16 modules that you can complete at your own pace! Zumba® Basic 1 On Demand includes one month of Zumba® Instructor Network (ZIN™) Tools and Support to assist you during the training.

Exception: two-day training in India, Portugal and Poland

How long does a Zumba® instructor training take?

The duration of the training depends on the format you choose. Both In Person and Livestream Zumba® Basic 1 Instructor Trainings are done in one-day* (about 9 hours). The Zumba® Basic 1 On Demand Instructor Training is online and includes 10 hours of premium content broken up into 16 modules that you can complete at your own pace.

*Exception: Basic 1 Instructor Trainings are 2-days in India, Srilanka, and Nepal. Jumpstart Trainings are 2-days in Germany.

How long is the license good for?

Similar to most fitness certifications, the Zumba® license is good for a limited time and must be renewed so that Zumba® instructors are equipped with the most up to date teaching methods, choreography and best practices. The Zumba® license is good for 6 months. Joining the Zumba® Instructor Network will keep you license active as long as you are a member in good standing because you will always be up to date on the latest music, choreography and more!

Where can I teach Zumba® classes?

Zumba® instructors can teach in person classes at any type of location, these include fitness facilities, dance studios, community centers, parks, etc. Instructors can also teach virtual classes both livestream and on demand through pre-approved platforms?

What is the Zumba Basic 1 Instructor Training?

The Zumba® Basic Level 1 Instructor Training (also known as Zumba® Basic) prepares you with the foundation and formula to teach a Zumba® class. You will learn the steps to four basic rhythms (merengue, salsa, cumbia and reggaeton); how to put them together into a song; and how to create your first Zumba® class. We provide you with all the tools and resources you need to teach a Zumba® class. There are no prerequisites. On the day of the Instructor Training for In Person and Livestream, or, when you complete your B1 On Demand, you will receive the following materials:

  • 4 Basic Rhythms Review
  • The Zumba® Basic 1 Instructor Digital Manual
  • Zumba® Basic 1 Certificate of Completion
  • Fitness Certification Credits for Instructor Trainings (varies by country)
  • 6 months license to teach basic Zumba® classes